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Female Ontario Cops Tell Researcher That Boys’ Club Still Persists

      “I find it heart breaking that current female police officers, in many police forces and counties, are not much better off than my generation of female police officers were in the 1970’s. Until Chiefs of Police, First Constables and Commissioners are held to account for “old boys clubs”, things will not change. […]

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Women In Police Services In The Europe Union: Facts & Figures

  “Women working at the Research Unit at the Institute for Public Security of Catalonia’s School of Police carried out a comparative study on Gender diversity in police services in the European Union.” Jane Hall   The study is an update of a research carried out by the European Network of Policewomen in 2008. They […]

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The Historical Journey Of Women In Policing And Police Leadership In New South Wales

  “There was no doubt, they were hoping it would fail, I think they believed that in a couple of months we’d come back and say we couldn’t cope.” – Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon (2001)       ABSTRACT The journey of women in policing and police leadership has been long and strewn with obstacles […]

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When Will I Become A Veteran? – by Marg Shorter

      “Retirement is a big adjustment for police member who has devoted their working career to the RCMP.  Marg Shorter outlines her transition to retirement.” – Jane Hall        I had decided that June 21, 2012, would be the day I formally retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It was […]

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A Tale Of Two Police Forces: 1974 A Milestone Year In Canada

      “In the absence of any empirical evidence to the contrary, the assumption had to be that females would be capable of performing all the diversified duties in the Force equal to males.” – RCMP Commissioner Maurice Jean Nadon, 1974           I was so impressed with the above noted […]

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Making Rank:

The Lingering Effects of Tokenism on Female Police Officers’ Promotion Aspirations BY: Carol A. Archbold – North Dakota State University; and Dorothy Moses Schulz – John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) ** REPUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION OF AUTHORS ** (originally published in the Police Quarterly Volume 11, Number 1(March 2008) A reporters interviewing the new officers, often […]

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